Name one word that has the split digraph o_e
The 'o' and 'e' split digraphs help us spell words with long vowel sounds. The 'o' split digraph is written like this: o_e (ex. h o me) The 'e' split digraph is written like this: e_e (ex. fr ee ze)
Learning the o and e Split Digraphs
Split digraph o-e: This is a combination of two vowels that together make one sound, like in the word ‘home’. Long o sound: This is the sound of the letter o when it is followed by the letter e, like in the words ‘bone’ and ‘hope’. Short o sound: This is the sound of the letter o when it is not followed by the letter e, like in the words ‘hot’ and ‘pot’.
The o_e split digraph was first used in the English language in the early 16th century. The o_e split digraph helps distinguish between homophones such as 'toe' and 'tow' or 'seal' and 'sale'. The o_e split digraph is not used in every language, but it is commonly found in English, French, and Spanish.
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